“Petula Clark dead 2024” : Singer killed by internet death hoax

Petula Clark is the latest celeb to fall victim to a death hoax

News of singer Petula Clark’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the February 2024 report has now been confirmed as a complete hoax and just the latest in a string of fake celebrity death reports. Thankfully, the singer best known for her hit song Downtown is alive and well.

UPDATE 28/02/2024 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Petula Clark death hoax spreads on Facebook

Rumors of the singer’s alleged demise gained traction on Monday after a ‘R.I.P. Petula Clark’ Facebook page attracted nearly one million of ‘likes’. Those who read the ‘About’ page were given a believable account of the British singer’s passing:

At about 11 a.m. ET on Monday (February 26, 2024), our beloved singer Petula Clark passed away. Petula Clark was born on November 15, 1932 in Epsom. She will be missed but not forgotten. Please show your sympathy and condolences by commenting on and liking this page.

Hundreds of fans immediately started writing their messages of condolence on the Facebook page, expressing their sadness that the talented 91-year-old singer and actress was dead. And as usual, Twittersphere was frenzied over the death hoax.

Where as some trusting fans believed the post, others were immediately skeptical of the report, perhaps learning their lesson from the huge amount of fake death reports emerging about celebrities over recent months. Some pointed out that the news had not been carried on any major British network, indicating that it was a fake report, as the death of a singer of Petula Clark's stature would be major news across networks.

A recent poll conducted for the Celebrity Post shows that a large majority (77%) of respondents think those Petula Clark death rumors are not funny anymore.

Petula Clark Death Hoax Dismissed Since Singer Is ‘Alive And Well’

On Tuesday (February 27) the singer's reps officially confirmed that Petula Clark is not dead. “She joins the long list of celebrities who have been victimized by this hoax. She's still alive and well, stop believing what you see on the Internet,” they said.

Some fans have expressed anger at the fake report saying it was reckless, distressing and hurtful to fans of the much loved singer. Others say this shows her extreme popularity across the globe.

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